THE SCHOOL BELL

Williston Schools /November 15, 2017

A Message from the Administration

By Jacqueline Parks, WCS Principal


The WCS renovation is well underway! Although it adds an extra of complexity and requires additional flexibility, it is exciting to watch the renovation unfold!

The permanent Kaleidoscope and Harbor spaces have been completed and they look amazing! The Harbor space has variations of blue colors on the walls and floor, while the Kaleidoscope space is made up of different shades of blue.

As of late October, Harbor House has moved back into their permanent space and is enjoying getting settled. The new cubbies in the hallway give it a clean look and make the hall feel more spacious.

The Kaleidoscope space is the downstairs swing space for the year in which different teams will move in and out of as the renovation moves through the phases. Currently, Sterling House is in this swing space, while their space is being renovated. Meanwhile, Full House is in the upstairs swing space while their space is being renovated. They will be in these respective spaces until late January, when we move into the next phase of the renovation.

As mentioned above, the next phase of the renovation will take place in late January. Sterling House will be back to their permanent space at that time and the Direction Center services (Planning Room, Guidance Counselor, Social Worker) will move into the Kaleidoscope swing space. Upstairs, Full House moves back to their permanent space and the upstairs swing space will be renovated.

Throughout each phase of the renovation we are asking our students and staff to be flexible and open to changes. This is easier for some people than others. As a parent you can support your child by asking them how their day to day routine has changed when we move from one phase into another. Their classroom may have changed, an Essential Arts classroom may have been relocated, a route through the building might be blocked off etc. If something has changed in your child’s day to day routine, the act of acknowledging that it must feel different can be a helpful step and show empathy.

We are so thankful that our community supported this bond and support taking care of our school. Having a well maintained building and comfortable learning spaces are important to the learning process. Thank you again for your ongoing support.

Thanksgiving break is Monday, November 20 - Friday, November 24. Enjoy Next Week!

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Families as Partners

October meeting minutes and upcoming news and events

Bags of Food Offered during School Vacations

TThe Williston Community Food Shelf is providing vacation bags of food to Williston and St. George families who might need some support over the Thanksgiving Break. Bags include breakfast and lunch foods and can be picked up from the food shelf during regular operating hours, which are Tuesdays 5-6:30pm, Thursdays and Saturdays 9-11:00am. Vacation bags will also be available before the December, February and April breaks. For more information visit our website at

http://www.willistonfoodshelf.com or call (802) 735-6303.

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It’s the Wild, Wild West Book Fair at Williston Central School. Saddle up and read!

Please Collect Your Belongings from the ABS Lost & Found!

Please take a look and collect items that belong to your family. Items left behind in the Allen Brook School Lost & Found will be bagged up and removed over the Thanksgiving break.
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HAS YOUR CHILD RECEIVED THE FLU SHOT???

Remember to let your child's Health Office know when they receive any new immunizations, especially the flu shot! You can call, email, or fax the information to the Health Office.

WCS :Maria Harlow, RN & Carol Albertelli, RN 871-6170 WCS fax: 871-6101

ABS: Sylvia Love, RN 871-6248 ABS fax: 871-6201

Flu information

Flashlight Drive for Puerto RIco at WCS

Ever since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, over 80% of public schools in Puerto Rico have been closed, and still are! Tanner Wolpert and Asa Roberts are working with former Swift student Storm Rushford and his family to send flashlights to help these schools. Our goal is to send more than 450 flashlights by Friday, November 17th. These flashlights will help a school without power by bringing enough light for students to read and write as soon as they can. The types of flashlights we are looking for are relatively cheap and light, and suitable for moving around the school. Please drop off your flashlight donations in the box outside of the front office at WCS!

Is your child eligible for free school meals?

If you previously submitted an application for free/reduced school meals, but did not submit the form below, please take a moment to review the options listed and return the form to the school office, or complete this electronic form.


If you would like to apply for free school meals, click here for information for instructions and application.
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School Handbook

The school handbook has been updated for 2017-18.

More Links, More information

Upcoming Events

First Trimester (gr. 5-8) ends Nov. 17

Thanksgiving Break - Mon. Nov. 20 through Fri. Nov. 24

Mon. Nov. 27 - Fri. Dec. 1 / Book Fair / WCS

Tues. Dec. 5 / Ski /Ride Info Mtg. / 6:00 pm / WCS Auditorium

Wed. Dec. 6 / Intergen Reading Program / 11:35 am -1:10 pm

Wed. Dec. 6 / Meet ABS Student Support / ABS Library / 2-2:30 pm

Thurs. Dec. 14 / FAPAC Meeting / WCS Dining room / 8:15-10 am

Wed. Dec. 20 / WCS Concerts

Mon. Dec. 25 through Tues. Jan. 2 / School Break

Wed. Jan. 3 / Intergen Reading Program / 11:35 am - 1:10 pm

Fri. Jan. 5 / gr. 5-8 Dance / WCS / 6:30-8:30 pm

Click here for athletics
Upcoming Events on the School Web Calendar